… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading.
It is hosted by Kathy, over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog.
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My words this week are taken from a book I have recently finished reading:
‘Breaking The Devil’s Heart’ by H.A. Goodman.
Although he has not committed an egregious act yet, his addictions and depression can easliy combine to form a profitable scenario
EGREGIOUS – Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.
People can’t read the “projected earnings” of friends or acquaintances, or prognosticate with great accuracy what a stranger we meet will do in the future
PROGNOSTICATE – to foretell (future events) according to present signs or indications.
At first only a handful of the rambunctious crowd joined us …
RAMBUNCTIOUS – Boisterous and disorderly.
Unlike my initial visit, this time the demonic bourse was brimming with a unique type of nervous energy
BOURSE – A stock exchange of continental Europe, especially Paris.
I got a little confused with this word, as right up until the end of the book, where it appeared, the author had been referring to this area of hell, as the stock exchange, which of course I am completely familiar with in the UK. I am not really sure of the reason for the sudden switch.
What great new words have you all discovered this week?